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Common Man's Collapse

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1. Wounds (Intro)
2. Crawl Back
3. Mark the Lines
4. It's Not Safe to Swim Today
5. Entry Level Exit Wounds
6. Pillars [Instrumental]
7. We Bow in It's Aura
8. All Eyes Look Ahead
9. Sever the Voices
10. It's Torn Away

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 1, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sumerian Records
  • ASIN: B0014DCTII
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,129 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joel Botet on October 8, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Most bands that get as heavy as VOM start to lose their creativity throughout albums but, VOM writes so that the listener does not become sidetracked while listening which makes them original in this genre. They are very talented musicians and were just on a tour with necrophagist!I would compare them to Necrophagist because of the low vocals, but VOM loves their off timing breakdowns that Necrophagist does not. Must have album!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By skeith on April 7, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Veil Of Maya's "The Common Man's Collapse" will not fail any true deathcore fan. It is very unique compared to other standard deathcore bands. With a great record label (Sumerian) and release, soon the whole world will be jamming this cd. This cd is nothing more or less than great musicianship, and these guys surely have a great future. Definitely worth the buy!!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John Dudek on May 3, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Smoosh the melodicness of At the Gates or Black Dahlia Murder with the technical precison of Meshuggah and Beneath the Massacre and you get this. It is quite good, my buddy's band shared the stage with them recently and I sampled them on a whim finding them to be amazing. Most songs leave you windmilling lone after its over. Any "breakdowns" in this album are tight and techy enough to keep even a shred-type fan like myself interested. Each one isn't the pinnacle of the song like most bands who write breakdowns in. Amazing leads and drum work make all the more fun. highly recommended for Fans of The Faceless, Meshuggah, Black Dahlia Murder or Beneath The Massacre.
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Albums like this make me proud. Why? Well, for starters this band and I are from the same hometown(Chicago, IL). There are a number of new bands emerging everyday so it's nice to see that some of them are from my own stomping ground and are also a good listen.

I must first say that the playing style of Veil of Maya may really have to grow on you due to the fact that they really do not sound like your usual deathcore band(or your usual band to begin with). Yes, they are deathcore(*gasps*) but they have a little more progressive playing style then most other bands in their respected genre. Like I said before, they really do not sound like your typical deathcore, though. One thing you may immediately notice about this album(and their 1st album as well) is they don't try to "DOOM" and "BREAKDOWN" and "BREE" you to death like most deathcore bands. Breakdowns are still present, just not overly predictable like one would expect from this genre. The music here sounds like kinda like this:

DEATHCORE - BAD STEREOTYPES + PROGRESSIVE x RANDOMIZATION + GOOD LYRICS = THE COMMON MAN'S COLLAPSE

These guys are indeed very technical and only after 6 or 7 listens would you possibly realize just how intricate they make their music. Guitars are very heavy and guttural yet clean. The shifts from each segment in the songs are usually quick, somewhat unpredictable and even a little odd sometimes. However, it is not without reward. Listening to this album can be like looking for hidden treasure sometimes because a fair portion of the songs sound decent(yet somewhat expected), and then turn around and throw in a guitar riff/solo or a quick number from the drummer(i.e.: the last song - "It's Torn Away") that just puts a smile on your face every time it plays.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rexson on September 13, 2012
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This CD is good a little short but good. Would recommend this to any one who like them or other artists like Born of Osiris or After The burial.
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By Stephen VINE VOICE on December 18, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Not exactly my taste in regards to the vocals (cookie monster vocals), but the musicianship in this band is phenominal. TIGHT, TIGHT relationship with all the instruments. I love the polymetric breakdowns these guys go into. It's mindboggling to me how these guys are so tight with the various polyrhythmic patterns they go into. Even the avid Meshuggah listener will be challeneged with the polymetrics of this band. I used to not be able to stomach these types of vocals but I'm glad I've learned how, because I love the musicianship in this band. Since vocals are a matter of personal preference and I recognize it takes talent to sing like this, I give this album 5 stars, EASILY.
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Format: Audio CD
deathcore has some pretty awesome bands, and Veil of Maya is one of them. after listening to this band and The Faceless, I can only guess that the rest of Sumerian Records' roster is this talented too. this band sounds like a mixture of deathcore, progressive, and technical. it is a band that is hard to pigeonhole. the solos are terrific. if Veil of Maya is this good, then I should get some more Sumerian bands.
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By S. Sra on March 17, 2009
Format: Audio CD
But seriously people. Veil of Maya will thump your eardrums into jelly. A big problem I have with some new metal bands is bad mixing. Not so here, I love this album. Sometimes you cant hear the guitar well because the drums are melting your speakers, but hey I love it. Very good album, very solid. Drumwork is next generation stuff, and the meshuggah esque guitar work is always good. Highly recommended.
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